The re-birth of Manc scamps The Answering Machine gathers pace with their second "official" single 'Obviously Cold'.
We've always had a lot of time for these boys (and girl) and their time away from the spotlight seems to have done the trick. Hyped before they'd released a note of music, TAM have since changed management and returned to their bedrooms to write a dozen killer indie-pop tunes, if previous single 'Cliffer' and this new 'un are anything to go by.
Singer Martin Colclough is a stronger presence now, backed up by sharp guitar lines, gang vocal whoops and bold drum patterns. Their love of Scandinavian dream pop shines through, glued with a thoroughly modern indie slant. We can't wait to hear what's coming next.
The Mighty Ducks inspired video was shot in North America and directed by Zack Keller and Ed Skudder of Root Films.
The Answering Machine perform shows this month with Bombay Bicycle Club and Twisted Wheel in May. Full dates over on their MySpace page.
Obviously Cold is released on May 16th through Heist or Hit Records, pre order here.
*Photo from the Obviously Cold video shoot by Danielle Horn, nabbed from Facebook